Ohio Wesleyan University

61 S Sandusky Street
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Noncredit education offered
Institution does not offer noncredit education
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty9677
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees$47,130$47,130$48,832$49,8222.0%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2403.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,330$13,246$13,288$13,7453.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,500$6,500$6,500$7,0007.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
On Campus$63,360$63,276$65,020$66,6072.4%
Off Campus$56,530$56,530$58,232$59,8622.8%
Off Campus with Family$50,030$50,030$51,732$52,8622.2%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid1364100%————
Grant or scholarship aid364100%$13,379,692$36,757
Federal grants10128%$610,286$6,042
Pell grants10128%$456,881$4,524
Other federal grants9927%$153,405$1,550
State/local government grant or scholarships5816%$209,211$3,607
Institutional grants or scholarships364100%$12,560,195$34,506
Student loan aid23665%$2,206,481$9,349
Federal student loans23264%$1,254,410$5,407
Other student loans5716%$952,071$16,703
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid11,33099%$49,098,906$36,916
Pell grants34626%$1,610,803$4,656
Federal student loans82962%$5,241,228$6,322
Grant or scholarship aid100%$0
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$26,628$25,522$27,311
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$22,319$20,015$19,684
$30,001 – $48,000$21,323$18,083$23,170
$48,001 – $75,000$21,275$21,555$21,601
$75,001 – $110,000$24,847$22,723$24,250
$110,001 and more$29,411$29,778$31,918
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,410
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment26
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:Full-time: 99%Part-time: 1%Student Gender:Male: 44%Female: 56%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 3%Black or African American: 7%Hispanic/Latino: 5%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 71%Two or more races: 5%Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%U.S. Nonresident: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 99%25 and over: 1%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 66%Out-of-state: 27%Foreign countries: 7%Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 0%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 0%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2022
Number of applicants5,3242,6362,688
Percent admitted52%46%58%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%17%16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
Test Scores: Fall 2022 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*50th Percentile** (median)75th Percentile***
*   25% of students scored at or below
**  50% of students scored above and 50% scored below (i.e., midpoint of the test score distribution)
*** 25% of students scored above
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing570615678
SAT Math553600680
ACT Composite232630
ACT English212429
ACT Math212528
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission. If an institution reports less than 5 students for any of the test scores, percentiles are not reported.
  • Admissions uses a wholistic approach to application review and does not consider SAT/ACT test scores. Students have the option to submit test scores to the University, but are not required.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:Full-time students: 82%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 93 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 66%Transfer-out rate: 26%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:[Began in Fall 2014]4-year: 60%6-year: 67%8-year: 67%[Began in Fall 2016]4-year: 59%6-year: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2014 or Fall 2016
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:Male: 59%Female: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:Asian: 67%Black or African American: 69%Hispanic/Latino: 64%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%White: 67%Two or more races: 39%Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%U.S. Nonresident: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-0
East Asian Studies-2
Latin American Studies-0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-0
Women's Studies-3
Category total-5
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-6
Botany/Plant Biology-3
Genetics, General-3
Microbiology, General-7
Zoology/Animal Biology-29
Category total-60
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Finance-8
Business Administration and Management, General-7
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-15
Business/Managerial Economics-5
Finance, General-3
International Business/Trade/Commerce-3
Category total-49
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General-9
Category total-9
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-2
Category total-2
Art Teacher Education-0
Education, General00
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-9
Elementary Education and Teaching-4
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-1
History Teacher Education-4
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-1
Music Teacher Education-1
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-1
Special Education and Teaching, General-1
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-0
Category total022
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-4
English Language and Literature, General-4
Category total-8
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Nutrition-3
Category total-3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-3
Comparative Literature-0
French Language and Literature-0
Spanish Language and Literature-4
Category total-7
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-2
Pre-Optometry Studies-0
Public Health Education and Promotion-2
Category total-4
History, General-7
Category total-7
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies-1
Category total-1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-0
Category total-0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-2
Category total-2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization-0
Data Analytics, General-2
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies-2
International/Globalization Studies-4
Medieval and Renaissance Studies-0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-0
Category total-8
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-2
Environmental Studies-1
Category total-3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology-13
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-5
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General-11
Category total-29
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies-0
Category total-1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-2
Geology/Earth Science, General-2
Physics, General-2
Category total-11
Psychology, General-21
Category total-21
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-8
Economics, General-11
Political Science and Government, General-8
Sociology, General-4
Category total-35
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-0
Art/Art Studies, General-7
Dance, General-3
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-6
Film/Cinema/Media Studies-0
Music Performance, General-1
Music, General-2
Visual and Performing Arts, Other-0
Category total-19
Grand total0306
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NCAA Division III with football
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
All Track Combined6868
Field Hockey15
Swimming and Diving1123
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1913)08/31/2029
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (10/21/2006)12/20/2011
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/136598.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape7110
d. Fondling110
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary383
j. Motor vehicle theft002
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence100
b. Dating violence211
c. Stalking312
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.100
b. Drug abuse violations1786
c. Liquor law violations200
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations8108
c. Liquor law violations715134
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape719
d. Fondling100
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary322
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence111
c. Stalking201
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations1475
c. Liquor law violations200
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations8108
c. Liquor law violations684333
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 8DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $28,099
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%1.8%3.3%
Number in default0714
Number in repayment385385418
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)